Appeal for witnesses after death of a man in Chorley

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the death of a 57-year-old man in Chorley.

At 4.09pm on Monday 24th June, officers were called to an address in Hollinshead Street, Chorley, to a report of a sudden death.

Paul Ainscough was found deceased.

As part of the enquiries into Mr Ainscough’s death, they want to speak to people who were at the Stag pub, Worden Lane, Leyland, last Saturday (22nd June) between around 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Police believe he was involved in an incident in the pub’s beer garden, and he might have been pushed over during it. Mr Ainscough was believed to have been wearing a bucket hat at the time.

If you were in the pub or its beer garden and witnessed the incident, contact 101, quoting log 0893 of 24th June 2024.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident initially on suspicion of a section 18 assault but has since been released on bail.

Specially trained officers are supporting the family and they have agreed to release a picture of Paul in the hope that this may assist people in remembering the events of last Saturday.

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